The process is inherently fragile and awkward because of all the socioeconomic disparity and simply different life experiences of those involved.
I don't like framing it as one side against the other, that sets up a needlessly antagonistic false facade.
It's incumbent for all participants to reach out of their respective comfort zones to bridge the difference.
An uphill goal...but it would be refreshingly novel to break out of the tired gentrification stereotype: Prius hordes drive out longtime minority residents leaving gourmet donut, artisanal pretzel,arugula aftershock in their wake.
Don't need Williamsburg above the Crosstown.
( Might be too late? Hope not)
So it's great that EP's events have been free and public. And hopefully having a representative of the original residents in the discussion will encourage " buy in" from long timers.
A mix of transport, walkability,civic improvements along with indie and art installations would be boon for all, not just one segment.
Just an fyi...Head Start was removed from the building that is now the Sundrops Montessori campus a year before they (Sundrops) secured and renovated it for the Palmetto campus school.
One helluva stand up artist and person.
Gentrification increases property values for everyone in the area, and increases the net wealth of the community. Property tax issue is overblown given the caps on reassessment. Guaranty the author of this article doesn't know what I'm talking about.
It is interesting to note that CCP has their office in the Neck. CCP is also staffed by primarily (maybe totally) white people. Are they guilty of the things this articles describes?
Great race baiting , yet again CP. Seems this sort of thing is y'all's bag lately huh? White man taking black mans land, forcing the white culture on these poor and disenfranchised folk.
I predict this thread will be full of rational and intelligent discussion.
"Send a testimony?"
I just feel that any avid film watcher who has seen and lived George Washington, and has at least a visual knowledge of Where the Wild Things Are, could never think this an original groundbreaking film. Nor could a thinking person not see the bizarre, conflicting ideas bouncing around the script. And I agree with the earlier poster in that Wallis has an amazing presence, but she is also quite a nod to many a stereotype past in her presentation.
Anyone over 14 that has watched more than 10 seconds of the Real World is brain dead.
Watch Detropia, a very sad documentary on a once successful American city.
In lieu of a sports arena? They can't even provide basic police and fire service. They better sell what they can now.
The actual plan calls for them to reduce the area of the city that will get services and
consolidate whole neighborhoods. Leaving miles and miles, of previous parts of the city,
wasteland or..trying urban farms.
This is good news! Bring the Real World to Charleston! Where do I sign up? Don't sign the petition!
I have a petition against petitions I'd like you all to sign. It's on my Facebook group "I hate Facebook groups".
Keep "The Real World' in Charleston!!!
Detroit is a great example, in miniature, of what eventually happens when you borrow to finance unsustainable policies for years on end. The same applies to the US federal budget.
Such poor decision-making has consequences (to the astonishment of some).
That's funny. I have a love/hate relationship with CCP's pop culture "reporting."
How dare the CCP not have a real-time, RSS update feed to make sure that changing petition count be constantly reflected on this blog post! This stuff MATTERS, people! Some Charlestonians could be momentarily inconvenienced by such a production!
"Ron, we get it. You're a genius, with intimate knowledge of everybody and everything. Why don't you get a column and print your name and picture along with all your amazing bits of insight?"
That hurt. That really, really...hurt.
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The financial challenges in Detroit began during the economic meltdown created by a prior administration's policies. Civilizations are made notable by the visual and cultural arts they create and accrue. Detroit should show high regard for saving their art collections in lieu of spending a fortune to build a sports arena.
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